Pelka Family History

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Pelka Name Meaning

Polish (Pelka): from a reduced pet form of the Old Polish personal name Swietopelk or a similar name. Jewish (from Poland): habitational name for someone from Pelki in Poland.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Pella, Belka, Polka, Peska, Pelky, Melka, Palla, Oelke, Penna, Jeska

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Pelka Family Origin

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Pelka Family Occupations

What did your Pelka ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Carpenter was the top reported job for people in the CA named Pelka.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Carpenter

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Pelka Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Pelka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pelka census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 681 immigration records available for the last name Pelka. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Pelka. For the veterans among your Pelka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pelka Life Expectancy

What is the average Pelka lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Pelka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Pelka in 1950 was 37, and 78 in 2004.

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